Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Naomi Cavaday


All-time great

Status: Offline
Posts: 5131
Date:
RE: Naomi Cavaday


I agree with Naomi's take on mental illness, it is discriminatory to limit the PR to physical illness and I can see no downside to making it equitable. Success in tennis is around a broad skill set although menta toughness has to be one of the most important,

I think it can be taught to an extent but a significant component is hard wired at the elite level. That said there are many professions where the day to day pressures far exceed those of a tennis pro. I agree the mental side needs attention it is however one thing that in a win v lose benefit selects out people early.

__________________


Challenger level

Status: Offline
Posts: 2478
Date:

Fearless & eloquent, she really should be writing for a National: Being A Female Tennis Coach



__________________


Grand Slam Champion

Status: Offline
Posts: 4585
Date:

Has Naomi quit playing again she hasn't played for a couple of months and seems give talking about coaching?

__________________


All-time great

Status: Offline
Posts: 5131
Date:

I can understand her frustration, i am sure there are opportunities for her that if she has the talent and application will allow her to develop as an elite performance coach.

One has to consider that Jose Mourinhio wasn't a great player but having focused all his efforts into making himself a coach is now passable, not such a good choice given his capacity for discriminating against women in sport.

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 17127
Date:

Good article, but I get the feeling attitudes are starting to change with Mauresmo and the occasional other female coaches taking the limelight.

I've no idea what Naomi is doing these days - she had a bad trot playing wise and hasn't been seen on the circuit since the UK 25K's

__________________


Challenger level

Status: Offline
Posts: 2478
Date:

Big news: http://naomicavaday.com/2015/10/07/life-as-a-tennis-player/



__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 52331
Date:

Well, there go my 2015 predictions for Sim even further down the pan..... :::(((

Seriously, all the best, Naomi - may life work out well for you, in whatever you pursue

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Online
Posts: 39407
Date:

Naomi gave it another go as a pro player so no regrets on that score and she is happier generally.

AND she intends to continue writing and talking about tennis - too right ! - she has a gift and certainly writes so well.

All the best to her in whatever avenues she pursues.



__________________


Futures level

Status: Offline
Posts: 1808
Date:

I spoke to Naomi about 30 months ago in Edinburgh she at that time had no inclination to return to the tour as she enjoyed coaching lovely lady good luck for the future.

__________________


All-time great

Status: Online
Posts: 6320
Date:

Good Luck Naomi smile



__________________


Challenger qualifying

Status: Offline
Posts: 2279
Date:

Absolutely right thing - put that chapter to bed with no regrets and move on. She's lucky she has the insight and decisiveness to make the decision and move on happily.

Best wishes for the future Cav and thanks for the (on tour) memories!

__________________


Strong Club Player

Status: Offline
Posts: 401
Date:

All the very best on your future endeavours Naomi - it's good to be decisive. 



__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 17785
Date:

The latest ideas from Naomi.
http://naomicavaday.com/2015/10/23/a-federations-role/



__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Online
Posts: 39407
Date:

So the LTA's various extremes flummox and annoy Naomi from her very inside and for so long effected position just like so many of us on the outside, though no doubt rather more so.

And she again summarises and writes well, and I'd say sensibly, about it, highlighting some of the absurdities ( my word ), that result from these "utterly ridiculous" ( her words ! ) extremes. Yes, surely there is a fairly happy medium somewhere between different regimes' ridiculous extremes - time "to steady the ship with compromise and teamwork".



-- Edited by indiana on Sunday 25th of October 2015 08:28:36 PM

__________________


All-time great

Status: Offline
Posts: 5131
Date:

Another post from Naomi, always approach the links with a slightly conflicted feeling of why should I be reading this, what did she achieve, so always prepared to be disappointed. But then you read it and it's obviously written by a player who loves tennis, is still emersed in it and wants to influence the process for the better, again it's well written, perceptive and relevant. On reflection she never writes about what it takes to win Wimbledon but on topics based on her experience relevant to development, futures, premature wild cards etc.... Loved the piece on Sharm more power to her elbow.

__________________
«First  <  15 6 7 8 9  >  Last»  | Page of 9  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard